I stock a range of woodturner's supplies and sundries including abrasive and finishes. All of the items shown here are items tried, tested and actually used by myself to produce the turned goods seen throughout the website. I don't sell any products that I wouldn't recommend or use myself.
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Chestnut are one of the leading brands for woodturning and woodworking finishes. I regularly use them myself in the workshop and so have practical knowledge of how best to use them to get the best from them. All Chestnut finishes are supplied in 500ml cans unless otherwise stated.
Treatex Ultra Hardwax Oil £8.00 A natural mix of oils and waxes which produces a beautiful satin finish on all woods, although particularly excels on Oak and Walnut. Easy to apply and incredibly hard wearing. My current favourite finish. 200ml bottle. Available in 1litre tins to order.
Chestnut Hard Wax Oil £13.50
A relatively new product from Chestnut which combines oils and waxes to leave a very hard wearing clear gloss finish. This is a high build finish so the more coats you apply the more glossy the finish will be, 2 or 3 coats give a satin sheen, 4 or 5 coats for a more glossy look. Easy to apply, just wipe on and off again with a paper towel. Can be thinned with white spirit if needed.
Finishing Oil - £9.50 Finishing oil is a traditional favorite oil finish for woodworkers and woodturners. Thinner than the more modern hardwax oils, this deeply penetrates and protects wood and can be used for outdoor woodwork too. Gloss levels build with each coat and further shine can be added with a layer of wax.
Lemon Oil - £10.00
Lemon oil is made with lemon grass oil, giving it it's distinctive citrus aroma. It offers a water resistant finish and has all of the same advantages of any oil finish. Unlike the Finishing oil, Lemon oil is matt and perfect for finishing inside drawers and boxes.
Food Safe Finish - £9.50
Used on all items designed to come into contact with food such as chopping boards and spatulas. 2 or 3 coats liberally applied and wiped off with a clean cloth leaves a protective, satin finish for your kitchenware.
WoodWax 22 (Clear) - £9.50
Best applied with a NyWeb Pad, (I keep a small piece in the tin at all times) and is the perfect finishing touch to oil, lacquer or sanding sealer finishes. Supplied in a 450ml tin.
Microcrystalline Wax - £10.50
Another relatively new finish from Chestnut. This is a paste wax which uses a Microcrystalline formula to achieve a hard wearing and water repellent finish. Because of the higher melting point of this type of wax, it is ideal for items that will be handled a lot. Supplied in a 225ml tin, a little goes a long way!
Melamine Lacquer - £11.00
The best finish to achieve a quick and easy but hard wearing gloss finish on small items such as fruit and pens. Can be thinned slightly with Cellulose Thinners for better penetration. Cures fully over a long period but is touch dry almost immediately. Compatible with wax for an extra level of shine.
Cellulose Sanding Sealer - £10.00 An ideal base for sealing timber before applying finishes such as lacquer or paint. Can also be used as a finish in its own right or with wax, leaving a slightly more matt surface than Melamine Lacquer. Can be thinned with Cellulose Thinners.
Cellulose Thinners - £9.00
Used to thin Melamine Lacquer and Sanding Sealer. (I find up to a maximum 30% thinners is best) A pure Cellulose product without any recycled materials or harmful petroleum solvents such as Toluene or Xylene.
Ebonising Lacquer - £7.50
A simple to use aerosol lacquer which gives a beautiful black finish for feature areas on turned items such as bowls. Quick drying acrylic based lacquer is hard wearing and suitable for most timbers. Can be used on its own or in conjunction with an Acrylic Lacquer and/or wax to add sheen. (400ml Aerosol).
Acrylic Lacquer - Satin or Gloss - £7.50
These increasingly popular aerosol lacquer finishes are easy to apply, quick drying and hard wearing. Acrylic lacquers are known for leaving a hard wearing finish with minimal effect to the timber's natural colour (400ml Aerosol).
Acrylic Sanding Sealer - £7.50
Sanding sealer in an aerosol can is perfect for preparing the timber for almost any other lacquer finish or wax. Easy to apply, quick drying clear base coat, seals and prepares the surface for your chosen finish. I also use it to stiffen difficult fibres when bowl turning to help achieve a silky smooth surface from the gouge (400ml Aerosol).
NyWeb Pads - £1.25 each or £12.00 for 10 A very fine abrasive pad and an excellent (and safer) alternative to 0000 steel wool. Excellent for applying oils and waxes and cutting back between coats. Very flexible and can be easily cut down, washed out and re-used.
Can be supplied in a mixed pack of 5 red and 5 yellow for the same £12.00 price
I use and recommend the Rhyno-Grip Plusline abrasive
Mixed Abrasive Packs - £8.00
Includes ½m of each grit -
80g, 120g, 180g, 240g, 320g, 400g
1m Rolls - £2.75 per metre 5m Rolls - £12.50 (£2.50 per metre) 10m Rolls - £22.50 (£2.25 per metre)
1m Rolls - £2.25 per metre 5m Rolls - £10.95 (£2.15 per metre) 10m Rolls - £19.50 (£1.95 per metre)
"Hope" Sanding Arbors,
These professional quality sanding arbors have been designed to work with any velcro backed abrasive such as the Rhyno-Grip Plusline and feature a medium density foam pad and replaceable softer pad, included in the price! They are fitted with a stainless steel shaft designed to fit all drills and drill-driver tools.
Designed by a turner for turners, they are meant to stand up to the every day treatment of a bowl turner. A unique feature of these pads is that they are made slightly undersize so the abrasive overlaps and protects the edges of the pad.
50mm Power Sanding Arbors - £8.50
75mmPower Sanding Arbors - £11.50
Interface Pad 50mm - £2.50 Interface Pad 75mm - £3.50 The "Hope" sanding arbors come with a replaceable pad as standard but when they become worn you can easily and cheaply replace this pad without buying a whole new arbor.
Soft Interface Pad 50mm - £2.50 Soft Interface Pad 75mm - £3.50 As an addition to the standard arbor and interface pad, these soft pads offer far more flex when power sanding, allowing better access and better results when sanding inside of bowls and around tight curves.
Hope 10" Caliper - £30 A strange looking set of calipers, but like all Hope products, is designed by a woodturner for woodturners. These calipers are in frequent use in my workshop. The unique design ensures ease of use and the laser etched scale makes turning an even wall thickness a breeze.
Everbuild 502 Adhesive - £4.00 Resin based wood glue supplied in a 500ml bottle. Ideal for all types of wood to wood joints and perfect for a segmented turner as it dries clear and resists 'creep', where a joint becomes noticable some time after it has been worked. Rated to D3 - suitable for exterior woodwork and waterproof when dry.
Duplicating Fingers - Set of 5 £65 Duplicating fingers are ideal for production turners and those that make batches of identical work, reducing the need for calipers and other measuring devices, helping to speed up the process and increase levels of accuracy. Available singley or in sets of 5 or 10. Click here to see one of my Instagram posts about how I set them up and use them.Postage & Packing Charges - UK Mainland only Please contact for Worldwide shipping - not available on finishes P&P will be charged based on order values shown below:
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Order Value up to £20 - Postage £3.75
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